Ph.D. student in the Department of History, Alex Jania, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies during the "Kizuna 10: Inochi," the Kizuna Project's 10th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony for the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, being held virtually on March 11, 2021. This ceremony will feature personal contributions from survivors as well as remarks from the Japanese Consul General in Chicago Kenichi Okada, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Iwate Prefecture Governor Takuya Tasso.
Shomyo no Kai—Voices of a Thousand Years: Buddhist Ritual Chant – Moonlight Mantra Streaming performance and workshop from Japan
Presented by the Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Chicago Presents and Japan Society will co-present an evening of Buddhist ritual chanting, or shomyo, by the critically acclaimed group Shomyo no Kai—Voices of a Thousand Years. Hailing from two of Japan’s major Buddhist sects (Shingon and Tendai), two dozen monks will showcase this millennium-old ritual chanting in a performance that transcends sectarian boundaries.
The Body in East Asian Imaginaire
Spring Quarter 2021
The 7th International Interdisciplinary Japan Studies Graduate Workshop will take place from March 19 to March 20, 2021 (Japan Standard Time) / March 18 to March 19, 2021 (US, Central Standard Time). This year’s workshop will be held virtually and is hosted by Tohoku University (Sendai), in partnership with The University of Chicago and The University of Tokyo.